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Subject: Why do you like figs? Replies: 26
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,725
 
Wow, great thread! I'm so glad to hear other peoples stories. Here's mine....

In early 2000 I was looking through the usual onslaught of garden catalogs and I saw one from Gurney's nursery. It had a listing for "Edible Fig" I had eaten dried figs before and liked them but wasn't totally crazy about them ( oh how times have changed) but I decided to order the small plant with a few other things. This plant lived inside for several years all year long and wasn't the healthiest specimen. After the 2nd or 3rd year I got a fig and it was pretty good. Right around that time I found out that it really needs a rest while its living in my latitude so I began to over winter it in my basement and then in a couple of years later it would live in my greenhouse.

 I never knew what kind of fig it was and was fairly content with being the weird plant guy growing a fig tree in WI. Then I went to a fruit tree grafting workshop at the Miwdwest Organic Farming conference... about 5 years ago. Wow, I was on fire for fruit trees. Then I started to look at my fig tree through a different lens. I too found the gardenweb fig forum and was blown away by all the other people into figs...and all the different kinds! I got help with the ID on my mystery fig, actually a strawberry verte, and was thrilled. I reached out to 2 members there Gorgi and KKfromNJ and they gave me my first cuttings. I was hooked and will always have a feeling of gratitude to the people who have supported me in my obsession uh I mean passion. :-)


Subject: Ronde de Bordeaux and others available in Canada Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,381
 
Martin, you have my mouth watering with those pics!! yumm

Subject: Ronde de Bordeaux and others available in Canada Replies: 9
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,381
 
The fruit in that pic doesn't look completely ripe.

Subject: New USDA cold hardiness zones Replies: 42
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,683
 
click on your state and it gets larger....and get your bifocals. :-)

Subject: Fig 4 Fun fig cuttings Replies: 95
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 9,026
 
"printable list" is at the very bottom of the page. in the center. click it.

Subject: Fig 4 Fun fig cuttings Replies: 95
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 9,026
 
Martin,look out, I pull pigtails too! :-)

Subject: Fig 4 Fun fig cuttings Replies: 95
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 9,026
 
Oh boy, we're all lining up now! The day we've been waiting for.



Subject: Spring Catalog Replies: 12
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,008
 
Martin, you know me too well. :-)

Subject: Leaf water Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 670
 
Leaf rust can be a symptom of high humidity.

Subject: Leaf browning Replies: 13
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 899
 
Looks like rust. Good idea to remove them.



Subject: The Queen of Trees - Ficus Sycomorus, fig wasp, etc. Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,410
 
Yea, great video!

Subject: best container fig for coastal So Cal? Replies: 14
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,257
 
Wow, I missed those videos. That will put a smile on your face! Bye bye rodents.

Subject: Jolly Tiger fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,170
 
Good tip, Brent.

Subject: Jolly Tiger fig Replies: 16
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,170
 
I would apply compost in the spring when they need food to push new growth.

Subject: best container fig for coastal So Cal? Replies: 14
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,257
 
If you want a fig that will taste awesome get a Black Madeira. I would try to grow it where you are and see. If you succeed, you won't regret it, the flavor is outstanding.

Subject: Here's something you don't see often: WHITE FIGS. Replies: 20
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,015
 
Wow, Ghost figs from the oldghost!!

Subject: California Brown Turkey?????? Replies: 5
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,445
 
Be good to stuff it like a turkey if it has a void in the center!....pun intended.....

Subject: Request Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 813
 
Daves garden says these companies sell the plant......

-Annie's Annuals and Perennials (Richmond, California)
-Bay Flora (Berkeley, California)
-Flora Exotica (Montreal, Quebec)
-Trans-Pacific Nursery (WorldPlants.com) (Sheridan, Oregon)

 I also checked One Green World and they have it too.


Subject: Request Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 813
 
Celt, So it looks like you in search of Ugni molinae. I see that plant is only hardy to zone 8 or 9. Are you gonna grow that in a pot and bring it in in the winter? It gets 3 meters tall. Sounds interesting.

Subject: nematodes in topsoil Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 778
 
Microwave might work. Unless you need the soil right away you might want to think about just putting it outside for the winter. If it gets cold enough your soil will be ready to go in spring. Good luck!

Subject: Christmas Replies: 31
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,527
 
I sense the family feeling too Rafed. Thanks to all for letting me be playful. Hope we all have a figgy new year!

Subject: Christmas Replies: 31
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,527
 
Bahh Humbug ;-)

and peace on earth!


Subject: Question for Florida fig folks Replies: 16
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,052
 
You know I met a guy through facebook who said he was grafting ficus carica onto other rootstocks to resist nematodes. He is in Gainesville, FL. He seemed to have good luck with it. Must be a Florida thing.

Subject: White powder on dried Spanish Figs Replies: 7
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,054
 
I know apricots are treated with sulfur dioxide/ sulfites as a preservative.

Subject: Peter's Honey questions Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,585
 
I would repot immediately. Pull it out of the old pot and teaze out as many roots as you can. Like untangling hair. You will probably need to do some cutting as well but the less cutting the better to minimize shock to the tree. Its helpful to soak the root ball in warm water before teazing the roots out. Then pot up in a larger pot. Good luck.

Subject: 6 Cuttings On Wish List Replies: 176
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 17,501
 
Ok, here goes.....

-Negretta
-Lebanese Red
-Ronde de Bordeaux
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Longue D' Aout
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Mavra Sikia
-Afganistica

Subject: Giant black german Replies: 15
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,060
 
Hey Maruis, Whats the story behind this fig? I seem to remember you said it was purchased in Germany but I wonder if you could fill in the story a little better.

Thanks,


Subject: Fig Plants for Trade Replies: 1
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,224
 
Only one named fig and some unknowns left!

Subject: Osage Orange / Hedge Apple / Bois d' Arc / Bodock, etc Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,826
 
I was confused by that last post. My understanding was....

Osage Orange is Maclura pomifera
Che is
Cudrania tricuspidata Bur. ex Lavallee

They must have recently reclassified Che. It now has the botanical name of...
Maclura tricuspidata


Thanks Scott, I learned something new!

Subject: Osage Orange / Hedge Apple / Bois d' Arc / Bodock, etc Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,826
 
I agree, the only thing that I've heard the OO being used for is rootstock for che.



Subject: Long Fiber Sphagnum Moss - 6 Cubic Feet 56% off only $39 now Replies: 23
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,016
 
Wow, that is a good deal. Originally I was hoping to support a WI company but with the price on the SM at the start of this thread, theres no doubt in my mind. If I needed any I'd order from the Amazon seller too!

Subject: Osage Orange / Hedge Apple / Bois d' Arc / Bodock, etc Replies: 10
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,826
 
I've grafted male and female che onto osage orange. Its my understanding that che by itself puts out a lot of suckers and by grafting onto osage the suckering is eliminated.

Subject: eggplant Replies: 18
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,533
 
Your results seem pretty good! I see a stick in one pic and the dormant tree in another pic has a lot of branches and other growth. bravo.



Subject: eggplant Replies: 18
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,533
 
wow, it does look kinda like Nordland..... hmmmm. I guess calling it Eggplant seems to be the best thing so far, haha.



Subject: You can tell it's winter Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 773
 
any Santa Anna winds in San Diego?

Subject: eggplant Replies: 18
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,533
 
I don't know, check out those long fingers on the leaves that Bugs showed us. Looks like the leaves in these posts.....

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1269974982&postcount=37

http://figs4funforum.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=41872696&postcount=8

While I see some are serrated some are not.

Subject: eggplant Replies: 18
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,533
 
Looks like this could be Melanzana Merdoscola or Longue 'D Aout. Its my understanding that Melanzana means eggplant in Italian. Pretty cool! Thanks for sharing your find Bugs!

Subject: eggplant Replies: 18
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 4,533
 
I'd love to see some pics of the eggplant fig!

Subject: Anybody ever try grafting multiple grape varities on a single vine? Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,047
 
I used a cleft graft and it took.....for a while.



Subject: Anybody ever try grafting multiple grape varities on a single vine? Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,047
 
I've tried to graft Canadice onto a wild grape. It took for one summer and then pooped out. The trick with grapes is to graft just as the buds swell. It took 2 seasons to make the grafts take. Grafting too early is not good.

Subject: My crazy,unusual fig Replies: 28
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,124
 
darn chipmunks!!

Subject: Refrigeration: for dormant or non-dormant cuttings? Replies: 4
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 685
 
Cut off any leaves and put them in the fridge with bag, labeled, etc. I've had no problems doing this.

Subject: Caring for Rooted suckers over winter Replies: 14
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,106
 
I'm not sure what others will say but I don't see a problem overwintering 1st year plants at regular room temp. in a south facing window. Now I see we're talking about some large suckers here but overwintering in a sunny place in the house will help them build more roots and in the spring you can put your pots outside. You'll be ahead of the game. Normally overwintering plants inside during winter is done at lower temps but your plants will appreciate the care and I don't believe that they will get leggy.

Subject: Fig cuttings Replies: 8
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,468
 
Ok lets answer your questions one at a time....

can I store them on the fridge until spring?
- Yup, My best time to root them is in the spring when its warmer in the house and I keep cuttings in the fridge over winter all the time. In the fridge for 6 to 8 months is no problem. Just make sure that they are wrapped in a damp paper towel and in a ziploc bag with the name, date, etc. written on.

does it matters if the cuttings have some leaves?
-Yes, They will turn black or brown and encourage mold while in storage.

should  I cut them?
-Yes

do I have to root them now?
-No

Hope this is helpful. Good luck with your new cuttings!


Subject: Fig Plants for Trade Replies: 1
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 1,224
 
I currently have some extra figs to trade for varieties that I don't have. They are plants that were made from airlayers or rooted cuttings this spring. I'm looking to trade these for plants not cuttings. I currently have........

1 Italian Honey (GONE)
1 Italian Green (GONE)
1 Sal's EL (GONE)
1 Gillette (GONE)
1 Brooklyn White (GONE)
1 Violetta (GONE)
1 Texas E.B. (GONE)
1 Alma
4 Unknowns/Possibly Desert King

I also have cuttings of Strawberry Verte. (GONE)

Let me know if you're up for a trade! I prefer to get emails but a pm is fine too.
Thanks



Subject: Cuttings for trade or postage Replies: 19
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 2,466
 
PM sent

Subject: Socorro Black 2011 & 2012 Replies: 42
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 3,612
 
wow, looks yummy!

Subject: The ripe figs-"波姬红"in deep autumn. Replies: 5
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 753
 
Looks like your fig "Ji Hong" is very yummy!

Subject: Sicilian Black JR 2011 Replies: 1
Posted By: Wildforager Views: 723
 
ohh, yummy!

Subject: Melanzana Replies: 15
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FMD , nice eggplant!! You crack me up!

 

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